As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Birmingham boss Clotet can't rule out Man Utd target Bellingham leaving

Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet admits they could sell Manchester United target Jude Bellingham.

Clotet says young star Bellingham is coping well despite knowing he has reciived a £30m bid from Manchester United.

When asked by reporters about his immediate future, Clotet said: ''I am not doing ins and outs, it's very difficult to assess this question.

''First of all it is a fantastic situation, we are very happy for the situation and those kind of rumours. Nothing has been notified to me.

''Jude has a fantastic professional attitude, he is very mature, very focused on his football and this thing is not affecting him at all.

''It is absolutely not turning his head. Jude is Birmingham through and through, he has only played for Birmingham.

''I think the club has done a fantastic job through all the academy, together with his family to give him the education he has- which is spot on.

''As a coach, I am very happy with the performances of Jude. I have used him in a lot of games.

''We try to help him become as good as possible and to help the team and his teammates have done a fantastic job with him as well, guiding him in these early stages in a professional locker room.

''We are very happy to see he looks and is very committed to the team and he is very focused on this FA Cup game.''

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free